Friday, June 25, 2010

It's Suzy Welch!

Do you know Suzy Welch? If not, you must get to know her by following her on twitter and buying her (decision-making) book 10/10/10.

In a random set of circumstances Suzy began making decisions in her crazy-busy life based on looking at questions from the prospective of 10 minutes, 10 months and 10 years. This decision-making process became her way of creating a life of her own making. 10/10/10 is learning to approach making choices with a new way of thinking and in-turn getting priorities right!

Her husband is the great Jack Welch, former Chairman of the Board of GE Capital. I have read all of his books - an amazing career and he gives much glory to his mother. Then, you know he has gotta be a good guy!

Suzy was the keynote speaker at the Women Business Enterprise National Convention in Baltimore. I got to shake her hand and have a little live chat with her at thte 10/10/10 book signing. A great personality and a live wire! Here's our pic ...
Signed: To Joy, Manners DO Matter, Your BFF, Suzy Welch
(the BFF part is a little twitter side joke)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy or Sad

It's Father's Day - a very special and happy day for those who had a great dad and for those who did not - it is over-rated and sad.

In most cultures - "So goes the dad - So goes the family." Families can change as a result of a father changing.

Our friend Neal Jeffrey's grandfather was an alcoholic who abandon their family completely. Neal's dad made a choice to lead a different life. He was an affirming and loving husband and dad, who had his family in church every Sunday and prayed with them daily. Neal's dads choices changed not just his legacy, but generations to come. 

Neal has made an incredible impact on our lives too. Ten years ago, I remember him saying, "Couples, if you are not praying together, don't expect much out of your relationship." James and I were just dating at the time, but committed our relationship to praying together daily. Two months later we were engaged and then married in another two months. To this day we pray together - every morning. Prayer changes things!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

It's the middle of the night and I can't sleep! 
I'm leaving you a "pink" weekend mid-night message - 
Happy Weekend!
Saturday morning is coming and I want to take a ride down to the farmers market for flowers. 
Who wants to go?
Image by La Belle

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Believe it!

And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love HIM... Rom 8:28

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Polish Dallas

 I just had the pleasure of presenting a Socially Savvy session to Polish Dallas - a fabulous organization of young professional woman in the city.  While navigating the corporate world, setting goals, and following dreams can be a challenge for some women - these girls have their heads on straight. They understand that success and integrity go hand in hand, and that faith in the workplace does exist. It was a fantastic place to see our young women seeking The Truth in a corporate setting. The fact of the matter is - you can't put your faith on the shelf Monday - Saturday. Our faith is a full-time faith! 
Polish Dallas has bi-monthly meeting at the TowerClub in Downtown Dallas - go check it out!
Socially Savvy Book Signing